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Recorder player (descant and treble) wanted in London W5 to play 3-part arrangements of folk music (mostly Irish, Scottish, Welsh) and of pieces by folk-related composers (Carolan, Moore, Niel Gow, Phil Cunningham etc.).  Current ensemble consists of cello, recorder and/or flute, plus guitar ad lib.  Sample sheet music available.  We meet once a month, generally on a Thursday evening.


Anyone interested in joining a recorder group in Stone, Staffs?  We rehearse monthly at my house. It is friendly and informal. Tea and cake provided. We play mainly early consort music  – John.

Email: johndothammersleyatbtinternetdotcom

We are looking for a fourth recorder to join us in Norfolk.  We love all things Early music and need someone who can swap between instruments, good at sight reading, a sense of humour and enthusiastic!  Please contact for more information!

Liz Housden eahousdenatgmaildotcom.

(placed 26/07/2018)

‘Belper Recorder Group’ (Derbyshire) was formed about four years ago. We meet about twice each month, with tuition and musical direction from Verity Thompson.

We play a wide variety of music, mostly for our own pleasure, but give occasional performances.

The group is currently open to new members playing alto/tenor/ bass or below at intermediate or improver standard. The ability to play more than one recorder would be very useful.

Please contact Jasmine on jasmineoldparksataoldotcom.

(Placed 03/04/2018)

‘The Accidentals’ was formed many years ago but numbers have dwindled and we would welcome new players. There are currently six of us. We usually play one to a part so a good standard of sight reading is needed. We also swap between instruments so the ability to play more than one recorder would be very helpful. We play a wide range of music from early to present day. Members, if sufficiently confident, take turns to lead half the session for half a term in order to improve our performance of selected pieces. The rest of the session involves playing through pieces brought by other players.

Venue:  The Jazz Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster. DN2 4AA.
Time:  Thursday mornings during term time (the centre is closed during school holidays)
10am – 12 noon.

Contact:  Carol Woodward (member of Lincoln and Nottinghamshire SRP branches)
Mobile:  07840379309
Email:  caroldotwoodwardaticlouddotcom

(Placed 27/03/2018)

Are there any players around the South East of England who are interested in the novel idea of a recorder Rock music ensemble? I have and can play (to varying degrees) the 4 common recorders and would love to meet other capable players looking for something just a bit different to the usual early music ensemble. I won’t say too much and will leave it to those who contact me to delve more into the idea but would suit those who double on a bit of electric guitar as well as recorders!!
Oliver Staines ojstainesatgmaildotcom

(Placed 04/03/2018)

Is there anyone locally who would like to play in a small group? I have a lot of duets, trios and quartets, all Early Music, Baroque etc.
I have all the recorders except Bass,but  prefer playing Treble.
I live in Peterborough just off Thorpe Road, and can meet here.
Times flexible.
Please allow for times when I may be away, as I cannot always check my emails.
Marilynn Mulcock surfingmummyatgmaildotcom

(Placed 27/1/2018)

I live in Stoke-on-Trent and play soprano and tenor recorders fairly well. I am currently teaching myself the alto and would love to meet other recorder players in my area maybe to practice with, so that in the longer term I could join a group or orchestra. My playing is ok but my sight reading could be better! Please contact me Rachel Jean at rjhcastleataoldotcom Thank you!
(Placed 12/1/2018)

I spend about ten weeks of the year in the Pyrenees near Bagnères de Bigorre (in the summer and at Christmas) currently, and would love to play recorder while I am there. I play soprano, alto, tenor and bass, though am most comfortable with the alto. My favourite pieces to play are from the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, however, I am very happy to fit in with whatever is on the menu. If you have a group I may join in the area, or you are simply another like-minded person in the vicinity, do please drop me a line at smerfie1athotmaildotcom. I am fluent in French, if that helps matters.
Michèle Ní Laitheasa
(Placed 30/11/2017)

I’ve recently moved to South Wales (near Cowbridge) & would like to join a recorder ensemble.I studied oboe at music college so can sight read & have ensemble playing skills but am fairly new to the (treble) recorder. I’m wondering if there any suitable groups in the area.
Please contact Helen Rhodes helenmarierhodesatgmaildotcom
(Placed 26/08/2017)

Well-established group looking for new SATB players with reasonable sight-reading to play mostly 16th to 18th century music, e.g. Gibbons, Dowland, Byrd, Mico, Susato, Gabrieli, Purcell, Bach: 4-8 parts.  We meet weekly in Broomhill, Sheffield, for one hour on Friday mornings from 10.30 a.m.
For details please contact Rosalind on jwrrogsatbtinternetdotcom
(Placed 04/08/17)

 I’m looking for a group of happy fun recorder players in the Shrewsbury or Market Drayton area.I’m really keen to improve my playing, after moving from Kent to Shropshire I have lost my way a bit without my recorder teacher Wendy Wood. I hope I receive a positive response soon.
Val Parris (treble and bass) valerieparris48atgmaildotcom

I am trying to form an early music ensemble in the Portsmouth/Southampton area.  Would ultimately want to be performing.
Contact Margot on budelightaticlouddotcom.

I am trying to form a small recorder & Early Music ensemble – playing for pleasure – in the Carlisle/ North Cumbria area. Mainly Renaissance music, which sounds splendid in churches! Also, an opportunity to play or learn soprano shawm, crumhorns and cornett, which I own.
Email, phone or text enquiries very welcome, to John: cantus1949atgmaildotcom 07745838731 

We are two female recorder players (descant and treble) looking to form a quartet with bass and tenor. We are of intermediate/ advanced level and enjoy playing baroque and classical period music. However we are open to exploring other repertoire. We would like to meet every couple of weeks, with a view to do some performances perhaps at festivals or lunchtime concerts. We are based in London.
Please email Charlotte at lottieellensmithatyahoodotcodotuk or telephone 07919507912

I am trying to set up a new group of four, maybe five, fairly proficient recorder players in Sheffield who can meet weekly, possibly fortnightly. As my main interest is in playing treble, ideally I’d be looking for a descant, tenor and bass player but there could be flexibility playing different instruments within the group.

If interested you can e- mail me at elizabeth995atbtinternetdotcom or call me on 01142699434 Liz Maxwell

(Placed 20/05/2016)

Last updated August 16, 2018